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The Honeystone public house has raised almost £600 in a week of fundraising for the NSPCC – all thanks to the humble lemon and some bad language.

The money raised by the pub in Southend Road, Hunstanton, has helped to build a total of almost £4,000 raised by other Marston pubs in the East Anglia.

“It was all organised by our assistant manager, Hayley Coker,” said Richard Hammond, who runs the pub with his wife Sally.

“We asked customers to balance a 50p on a lemon floating in a jar of water, which is a lot harder than it sounds.”

It certainly was, as this simple little game made a major contribution to a total of over £560.

“We also asked staff to make donations from their tips, and we had a raffle for a fantastic selection of Easter Eggs donated by Thorntons,” said Mr Hammond.

“We even raised over £50 from a staff swear box!”

It’s all to help the area operations manager for Marston’s, Paul Beynon, to raise as much as possible for the NSPCC as he runs the London Marathon this weekend.

“Together with all the other pubs who’ve helped out, we’ve raised almost £4,000 and we’re trying to reach the £4,500 mark,” said Mr Benyon.

The Honeystone was a new-build pub and eatery opened in Hunstanton nearly two years ago.